Zombies and the function of consciousness

Journal of Consciousness Studies 2 (4):313-21 (1995)
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Tom Polger
University of Cincinnati
Abstract
Todd Moody’s Zombie Earth thought experiment is an attempt to show that ‘conscious inessentialism’ is false or in need of qualification. We defend conscious inessentialism against his criticisms, and argue that zombie thought experiments highlight the need to explain why consciousness evolved and what function(s) it serves. This is the hardest problem in consciousness studies
Keywords Consciousness  Haitian  Metaphysics  Science  Zombie  Moody, T
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